The United States can not guarantee that it will forever provide military assistance to Ukraine. Washington hopes to reach an agreement in the future between Kyiv and Moscow. US assistant to the President stated this for national security Robert O’Brien in the broadcast on Sunday on CBS program Face the Nation.
“I will not make assumptions about what will happen next. I hope that Russia and Ukraine will get along; there will be some kind of peace treaty or agreement. I can’t promise that the US will do something forever, but so far we are the first administration to send weapons to Ukraine, I think it is very important,” he said, answering a question about whether the US will continue to supply Ukraine with weapons.
In the context of discussing the telephone conversation between Trump and Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky, which led to the beginning of the impeachment procedure, O’Brien said that Trump in dealing with foreign leaders primarily protects the interests of his country.
The conversation between Trump and Zelensky, which took place in July of this year, became the occasion for the start of impeachment proceedings against the American leader. According to political opponents of the head of the White House, he tried to convince Zelensky to launch an investigation into the activities of the son of former US Vice President Joe Biden, a likely rival of Trump in the 2020 elections, in exchange for financial and military assistance.
According to the initiators of the impeachment, Trump thus exerted pressure on Zelensky, pursuing personal political goals. In the transcript, which was published by the White House, Trump does not speak about military assistance in exchange for the investigation.